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  • Tropical Storm Hato (15W)

    Tropical Storm Hato (15W), the sixteenth named system of the 2017 calendar year in the Western North Pacific, was named by the China Meteorological Administration (CMA) on the morning UTC of Sunday August 20. Hato developed from a tropical depression in the Philippine Sea and reached tropical storm strength on the Saffir Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale (SSHWS) around 500 mi (800 km) east southeast of the southern tip of Taiwan, according to the CMA. The system is tracking west northwest ...

  • Tropical Storm Harvey (AL09)

    Tropical Storm Harvey formed yesterday, Thursday August 17, and is currently located around 95 mi (155 km) east of Barbados. The system is currently a tropical storm on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale (SSHWS), with maximum sustained wind speeds of 40 mph (64 km/hr). Harvey is forecast to track west through the Windward Islands and into the eastern Caribbean Sea within the next 24-48 hours. Impacts (as of 09:00 UTC on Thursday June 22). Tropical Storm Harvey is currently locate...

  • Tropical Storm Gert (AL08)

    Tropical Storm Gert (AL08) was named at 18:00 UTC yesterday, Sunday August 13, in the North Atlantic approximately 350 mi (560 km) east northeast of Great Abaco island in the Bahamas. Gert is forecast by the National Hurricane Center (NHC) to track roughly northward over the next 24 hours, before curving to the east and strengthening briefly to a Category 1 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale (SSHWS) approximately 550 mi (890 km) east of the Virginia coast. As the sto...

  • Northwest Poland Severe Convective Storms (Aug 2017)

    On the night of August 11-12, severe convective storms in northwest Poland generated very strong straight-line winds which damaged approximately 2,600 buildings according to media reports and destroyed 44,000 hectares (110,000 acres) of forest. The Wielkopolskie, Kujawsko-Pomorskie and Pomorskie województwa (provinces) were particularly badly affected, especially near Chojnice (pop. ~41,000). PZU, a large Polish insurer, has received over 22,000 claims as of today, Friday 18 August. C...

  • Sichuan-Gansu Border Region, China Earthquake, Mw6.5

    According to the latest Ministry of Civil Affairs report released at 02:00 UTC (10:00 local time) on Monday August 14, the number of buildings damaged by the earthquake on August 8 has risen to an estimated 72,500. Official damage assessments have identified at least 100 homes that collapsed or have been destroyed. More than 5,400 properties have sustained major damage. Authorities estimate that around 67,000 homes have sustained minor damage. Damage has been confirmed in 11 townships...

  • Hurricane Franklin (AL07)

    The sixth named storm of the 2017 North Atlantic hurricane season, Tropical Storm Franklin (AL07), formed at 03:00 UTC on Monday August 7, approximately 100 mi (155 km) north of Cabo Gracias a Dios on the border of Honduras and Nicaragua. Franklin made two landfalls in Mexico. The first landfall was approximately 05:00 UTC on Tuesday August 8 near Herrero, Quintana Roo State in the Yucatan Peninsula as a tropical storm. Franklin strengthened over the Bay of Campeche and made landfall ...

  • Typhoon Noru (07W)

    At around 06:30 UTC (15:30 local time) on Monday August 7, Typhoon Noru (07W) made landfall over the city of Arida (pop. ~28,000), Wakayama Prefecture, Japan, as a borderline tropical storm or Category 1 storm on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale (SSHWS) . Preliminary damage reports indicate at least 320 properties have been damaged across southern and central Japan, with a further 350 properties inundated by floodwater across 14 prefectures. More than 180,000 properties were ev...

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